I have a theory that one way to help people (de)program our conditioned responses is to learn the structures of minds that create the pattern, so we can become CONSCIOUS of what we install in our ‘authority muscle.’
Before I describe a theory about that structure and the language I think will sell for telling people about their robotic responses, I will offer some primary sources:
Throwing lead to song & language as well as a projective imagination:
Consciousness is a learned process based on metaphoric language, first inspired by the failure and concomitant re-structuring of an older organization of mind:
There are archetypal ways of thinking that all people, and even many other creatures, share, like the numbers 1, 2, 3, or the ideas of a container, trajectory, boundary or destination:
OK, here’s the basic structure:
On the left side of the brain, we find the language areas: Broca’s & Wernicke’s areas. They are in charge of syntax, meaning and vocal muscles.
They are connected, via the corpus collosum, to corresponding areas on the right hemisphere, which have an indeterminate function.
When those areas on the right side are stimulated with electricity, people hear:
Their dead uncle.
Jaynes posits that at one time, people operated unconsciously, almost like a schizophrenic, using rote memorized listy left-brain instructions to get by, and when something didn’t work out, when there was some kind of stress …. the right brain would take over, and tell the left brain, with an auditory hallucination…what to do.
This voice is what the Ancient Egyptians called their Ka, or “personal god” which they ALL had.
The Ka is what you hear … as you read these words.
The Ka is what creates the ubiquitous ‘sensed presence’ effect.
The Ka is what hypnotists grab, when they trick your left brain into focusing on some stupid rote BS.
The Ka is where people get their imaginary friends.
The Ka is what disappeared … and became a new frame of mind, a conscious one … and which caused world-wide stories about humankind’s abandonment by the gods.
The Ka is what came out during the Salem Witch trials.
The Ka is what Freud called The Superego.
The Ka is the god part of the mind.
The Ka is where “Sheeple” originates…and it releives the stress of coping with inscrutable people…or seeing ourselves as trapped.
Jaynes posits that such a structure of mind explains not only the many examples of villages with a central dead guy but also the massively complex cereal cultures of the Mayans and Egytpians, with each person guided by the internal voice of their boss, and the boss would have the grandboss in his head, and his bosses’ boss in his head, all the way up to the pharoh …. who has “god’s” voice in his head.
The “Tower Of Babel” is the legend caused when a tsunami wrecked the mediterranian and created millions of refugees who all had crazy voices in their heads.
Some of them became conscious.
That loss of god is why so many people use things like prayer wheels or dice or lots or tarot or astrology or or or.. to try to read the mind of god, who has clearly deserted us.
The Delphic Oracle was a young girl, likely trained and lubricated with drugs to fall back into that older state of mind.
Schizophrenia may well be when someone falls back into it, which has been known to occur as a result of extreme stress.
The Ka is where certain messages get installed.
When people talk about ‘planting seeds’ they are talking about installing something in someone’s Ka.
Sound loops, which happen when rhythms or songs have odd beats, occur in the Ka.
Start telling people about their Ka – what’s the worst that can happen?
OK now onto some modern extensions, more speculative;
People can only keep track of about 150 relationships. I believe that limitation is from the Ka – it can only “store” that many “reflections.”
People learn numbers the same way we learn each other; like characters in a atory or people in our lives, by paying attention to how they interact with each other. Perhaps the Ka is what gives us our number sense.
The primary use of the Ka is to relate to each other, or anticipate each other. We cast reflections of other people in order to imagine talking to them or how they might like some offer or suggestion. Most people can imagine deliberations with specific people, even arguing both sides internally…because of the Ka.
Narcisists and other Cluster B personality types misuse their Ka’s, using it to hide from others instead of connecting with them.
Problem 1: How do you protect yours from some kind of ridiculous bullshit being installed?
Problem 2: Is there a reliable anti-ideological system?
Problem 3: How do you make sure your ‘authority’ muscle has something behind it?
Problem 4: Does learning the dynamics protect you … or make you more susceptible?